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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NYU v. UChicago---help!
« on: May 26, 2005, 12:42:54 PM »
There was a post recently that covered clerkships. Out of it came some links, most interesting to me was this one, which shows that from 1991-2001 Chicago was fourth behind HYS with 50 Supreme Court clerkships, while NYU had 9 (my intended, UVA, had 15). The SCOTUS clerkship is the most prestigious and usually comes after doing a lower level federal clerkship, so I guess those Chicagans must do a lot of clerking.

The post:,33959.msg547251/topicseen.html#msg547251

I guess the size at Chicago sounds good. I would pick NYU, but that's for my own reasons (I didn't even apply to schools in Chicago).

I have a question for you though--did NYU take until this week to get back to you, or did you get in off the waitlist? If you got in off the waitlist, would you mind sharing your GPA/LSAT and anything you did to express interest?

Good luck!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Moving Your Stuff to Law School
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:35:58 AM »
I thought about getting stuff in Charlottesville, but then I thought it might be hard to find good stuff at that point in the year, when everyone is moving in and no one is moving out. And C'ville is a small place. It seems worth it to bring my crappy furniture just knowing that it will be there and I won't have to knock myself out running around to garage sales and whatnot. Plus I am getting a 2-br with my sweetie so we will be furnishing it all ourselves.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: NYU
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:31:14 AM »
Please report back about your visit, especially compared to UVA. I am just at the point of apartment hunting for UVA, but I have promised myself if I get into NYU I will go and live in a closet.

I feel for you; I know that as much as I've wanted to get into NYU I would have mixed feelings about it this late in the game, now that I've been imagining myself at UVA.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which moving company should I use?
« on: May 25, 2005, 10:26:51 AM »

I am in the same boat: I have to move from Oregon to Charlottesville sometime in July.

I just bumped all the threads I could find (for reading on my lunch break). You can see them in my recent posts under my profile.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Moving Your Stuff to Law School
« on: May 25, 2005, 10:19:20 AM »


General Off-Topic Board / Re: Progressive Van Lines
« on: May 25, 2005, 10:08:44 AM »

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Girls, Let's Talk Laptop Bags
« on: May 22, 2005, 12:44:40 AM »
I just obsessively read all nine pages of this thread, and am now thinking to get a comparatively dainty purse thing to go with my 12 in. powerbook (I mean, why punish it with a gigantic bag when I don't have to?) and a backpack for the books. That way my laptop won't get key imprints in its screen from the weight of the books, and I can have my laptop handy with my phone and water. Hm. I'll have to think more about putting laptop and water in the same bag.

The thing I just hate about backpacks is how hard it is to get stuff out of them while standing/walking. Especially if I have to dig. I would so rather have everything needful in a smaller back on my shoulder.

I am not sure where I stand on the waterproof laptop sleeve. how often am I going to be getting that wet? Maybe I will just go DIY and make my own quilted sleeve to ward against bumps, scratches and minor dampness. A yard of quilting and a yard of fabric should do it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: UVA Bound Thread
« on: May 21, 2005, 02:13:21 AM »

1. How do I find that UVA Law Class of 08 friendster group? That sounds fun.

2. Do I need to visit C'Ville to find my housing? Is that what everyone else is doing? I have never taken a place sight-unseen, but I also live in Oregon and don't fancy the incredible flight cost from my dinky airport to C'Ville's dinky airport.

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